Thoughtfully considered, beautifully resolved art projects.

Apparatus is a creative consultancy, specialising in art and integrated design within the public realm.

We have extensive experience working on significant public art projects that have become beloved statewide landmarks. It is our privilege to have worked with First Nations Elders, Consultants and Artists to facilitate the delivery of Aboriginal cultural material in major development projects.

Projects

Subi East Noongar Six Seasons Markers

The Subi East project will see the rejuvenation of 35ha of land to create a vibrant new north-eastern gateway to Subiaco – one that respects and celebrates the rich heritage of the area, while realising the importance of its prominent location on the doorstep of the Perth CBD. The construction …

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One The Esplanade Artworks

Brookfield Properties is one of the world’s largest real estate managers, providing development & management services for all major real estate assets. One The Esplanade (1TE) is a new workplace tower at Elizabeth Quay, with Chevron as the tenant. Brookfield Properties engaged Apparatus to manage the public art projects mandated …

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Curtin University School of Design and the Built Environment

Curtin University has undergone a significant expansion to become a vibrant, mixed use hub that shifted away from the typical university campus paradigm. The new School of Design and the Built Environment (B418) at Curtin’s Bentley campus was part of this planned change. In 2020, Lendlease approached Apparatus to collaborate …

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Exchange Precinct Artworks

Curtin University is currently undergoing significant expansion to become a vibrant, mixed use hub that shifts away from the typical university campus paradigm. The ambition of public art within Exchange, Stage One at Curtin University is to make places that are fertile for creativity, critical thinking, and interaction. Public art …

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Testimonials

Chris Malcolm

Director,
John Curtin Gallery

Curtin University engaged Apparatus to undertake three significant public art projects for Curtin’s new School of Design and the Built Environment and Exchange live-in learning precinct.

Helen is an excellent curator and project manager. The work of Apparatus is impeccable. The staff are mature and experienced, and they work incredibly hard to meet clients’ needs and those of the artist.

In all of the Curtin projects Apparatus ensured the quality and merit of the artwork remained a high priority. We would be delighted to work with Apparatus again.

Chris Brady

Senior Development Manager,

Apparatus have provided exceptional services in developing a professional development program supporting Noongar artists to realise a series of major artworks as part of the Subi East redevelopment project.

This is ground-breaking work, and we’re pleased to be in the safe and experienced hands of Apparatus. The team’s combined curatorial, design, engagement, and public art background uniquely positions them to plan and implement this high-profile project, which we hope will be a game-changer for the Noongar artists involved.

I highly recommend Apparatus as professional creative producers. I have no doubt they will deliver exceptional results for any project they’re contracted to undertake.

Colin Walker

Director,

When assessing candidates for our multimillion dollar artwork commission, the decision was easy. Apparatus were by far the most experienced, with a proven track record. The Art Gallery of Western Australia’s project is high profile and politically sensitive, and we needed a consultant we could have the utmost confidence in. Helen’s reputation as an industry leader has been fully supported by the quality of her work.

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We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.